New Tracking Device Introduced To Improve Passenger Safety

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The Accident Advice Helpline, a leading law firm, comments on the importance of staying safe when travelling

A trial has been introduced by five firms across Europe which involves the use of the Seeing Machines’ Fatigue Monitoring System.

The new product contains cameras which are stored within the vehicle and works by monitoring the driver’s gaze, to determine whether the driver is suffering from fatigue.

If the driver’s eyes start to get heavy, they would be awakened by the vibration on their seat, which will alert them to the fact that they need to pay attention to the road.

There have been a number of accidents which have occurred due to driver fatigue and the aim of the new piece of technology is to help prevent crashes in the future. It is hoped that the trial will be successful enough to expand it into other coaches.

Head of Transport Safety Research Centre, Professor Pete Thomas spoke of crashes by saying, "Crashes are very rare when measured per kilometre, nevertheless they do occur and some of these may be related to fatigue, although very little is known about the precise numbers.”

A spokesman for Accident Advice Helpline, a leading personal injury law firm said “there are various measures which you can take to try and prevent fatigue when driving. If you feel like you are getting tired but can’t stop, it is a good idea to open the window to let some fresh air in. Other measures are to take a rest if possible or go and grab a coffee. No matter how much of a hurry you are in, nothing is worth the risk of being injured in a crash…or worse. If you feel like you are tiring, take precautions as it only takes a few seconds to nod off at the wheel.

Crashes can occur for all sorts of reasons, including drivers fatigue and if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.”

The Accident Advice Helpline deals with a range of accident claims and can help you make a personal injury claim if someone else was at fault. If you have an injury claim and wish to talk to a specialist you can find out more by calling 0800 689 0500.


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